Innovations and ideas is theme for this year’s St. Cloud State University’s Winter Institute.
This is the 55th year of the two day economics and business conference focusing on today’s infrastructure and growing economic impact.
SCSU economics professor King Banaian says locally the prospects for business have been better over the past year. Although the unemployment rate went up in St. Cloud in 2016, we also saw and increase in job wages and new housing construction. He even went as far to say there is a zero chance of a recession happening over the next six months.
The event was highlighted by Keynote Speakers Corey Tollefson and Deirdre McCloskey. Tollefson says with the continuing growth in technology, our economy has only discovered the tip of the iceberg.
Friday’s keynote speaker, McCloskey, a professor at the University of Illinois, says our country is strong economically and doesn’t see that changing. However, she would like to see less regulations for smaller business to succeed.
The Winter Institute continues today at the Atwood Memorial Center.
Thanks to MNN Affiliate WJON, Author: Alex Svejkovsky